Photos: First Lady Michelle Obama Promotes MyPlate Partnership with White House Garden & Kitchen Tour (Page 4)

What's Growing in the White House Garden

Even though it is February, the White House garden, which is located on the south lawn, is full of cold-weather greens including spinach, Swiss chard and tatsoi; in the hoop house there were beautiful heads of red leaf lettuce, starts for broccoli and hardy herbs that are being used in the First Family’s meals. In the kitchen, Yosses uses many of the herbs to add healthy flavors to his desserts. And in terms of favorite new healthy recipes, Yosses said recently he’s been starting sourdough breads with whole grains and also makes a delicious green tea quick bread. “That’s the direction we’re moving in—less sugar, less fat, more intense flavors.”

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